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  • Police laud heroism of Tennessee man who stopped suspect in dental-office killing

    02/14/2019 6:43:07 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 23 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/14/2019 | PAULA DEDAJ
    Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy told reporters on Wednesday that earlier that day authorities got a report of an active-shootersituation at David A. Guy Dentistry in Kingsport. Cassidy said it took officers six minutes to respond. At the scene, they found that an employee had died, allegedly gunned down by her husband. Cassidy, who described the situation as “workplace violence” of the “domestic type,” said the situation could have been worse, had it not been for a citizen with a concealed weapon.
  • Suspects Allegedly Point Gun at Woman’s Head, Get Shot Dead(Brevard County FL!)

    02/09/2019 11:32:51 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 2/9/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Suspects who allegedly entered a Brevard County, Florida, home Thursday and pointed a gun at woman’s head were shot dead by the woman’s son. News 6 reported that 20-year-old Alvin Smalls and 18-year-old Amir Rashad Lynn allegedly broke into the home at a time when the mother’s son was in the house asleep. The son awoke to strange sounds, only to discover the suspects allegedly had his mother at gunpoint. The son shot the suspects. Smalls died in the home and Lynn fled, only to die later at a hospital. The son called 911 after shooting the suspects: WESH 2...
  • Knife Crime is Out of Control in Sadiq Khan’s London.

    02/06/2019 6:13:45 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Feb 6, 2019 | Jose Nino
    London continues its downward spiral under London Mayor Saddiq Khan’s leadership. Or lack thereof. According to figures from the London Metropolitan Police, 49 percent of knife crime is committed by teenagers. Even more revealing were numbers that indicated that three quarters of knife crime perpetrators were minorities. This is part of a larger trend of failed government policies that are beginning to produce toxic social outcomes throughout the UK. For a start, it doesn’t help that the UK has an expansive welfare state that is not very conducive to immigrant assimilation. One needn’t look further at the case of Sweden...
  • The list of Leftists demanding gun confiscation 2018 edition.

    02/01/2019 12:50:47 PM PST · by Aya Pellerin · 50 replies
    Feb 1 2019 | Aya Pellerin
    Remember this list whenever progressives want more in the way of background checks or registration. Remember this list whenever they deny that they want to confiscate guns. They used to conceal their intentions behind a mask of lies and deceptions, but now they are being open and honest about what they want. The progressives have made over 70 plus demands for some form of gun confiscation – meaning repeal of the 2nd amendment, mandatory “buy backs” – of something they never owned - or outright bans. They are no longer for gun safety but for total disarmament. These 70 cases...
  • I Spoke With Gun Manufacturers From Across America. Their Optimism Is Waning.

    01/29/2019 11:39:51 AM PST · by Perseverando · 67 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 28, 2019 | Ted Bromund
    <p>Two years ago at the annual SHOT Show—the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show, run by the National Shooting Sports Foundation—Second Amendment supporters felt optimism that the first year of the Trump administration would bring good things to firearm makers, sellers, and users.</p>
  • Ed Burke Jr., son of beleaguered alderman, was charged with domestic battery .. case dropped

    01/26/2019 12:49:04 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Gregory Prat
    Edward Burke Jr. was arrested at his home in Winnetka after a family member told police he pushed her and authorities reported finding him “highly intoxicated” and “belligerent.” But by the end of the next business day, the domestic battery charge had been dropped. The swift reversal occurred after the accused man — the son of Edward Burke, Chicago’s longest-serving alderman who is now charged with attempted extortion — managed to get his case before a Cook County judge, apparently without the assistance of an attorney and despite the fact he wasn’t due in court for another week. The arrest...
  • Texas Homeowner With AK-47 Fatally Shoots 3 Armed Robbers, Injures 2 More

    01/21/2019 11:27:10 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 1/20/2019 | Tom Gantert
    Three men died after a botched home robbery of a man who had his fully-loaded AK-47 nearby Houston, TX – A Texas homeowner shot and killed three men and injured two others with a AK-47 during a home invasion when the men reportedly tried to break into the residence at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Police told KHOU that after the men got into the house, the homeowner was able to grab his gun and shoot four of them.
  • Police: Wounded IHOP Employee Pulls Gun, Kills Armed Restaurant Attacker

    01/20/2019 2:47:54 PM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2019 | Awr Hawkins
    Huntsville, Alabama, police indicate that an IHOP employee pulled his own gun and killed a man who was shooting at store employees. The Associated Press reports that the incident began when a customer became agitated over his food order. That customer opened fire on IHOP employees, killing one and wounding another. The wounded employee then pulled his own gun and shot the attacker dead. Police said of the wounded employee, “[He] pulled a handgun and shot the customer-shooter in self-defense of others.” Colombia car bomb attack reflects 'internal tensions within ELN rebel group' WAAY 31 identified the deceased IHOP employee...
  • MO: Hero with Gun Saves Police Officer, Receives Award

    01/09/2019 6:14:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 4 June 2018, Springfield police officers engaged in a gunfight with Joshua S. Stanford. Stanford was being pursued in a suspected package theft. He shot at police, and the cops shot back. From That's when police say the suspect produced a handgun and fired at officers. The officers were not hit.An officer caught up to Stanford in an alley behind 2109 N. Fort Ave. The release says Stanford “presented a threat with the firearm and refused to comply with verbal commands from the officer” and the officer shot Stanford. Police have not yet released the name of...
  • Oklahoma man opens fire at Taco Bell after staff forgets his hot sauce

    01/03/2019 9:24:18 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 2, 2019 | Katherine Hignett
    Staff at an Oklahoma branch of Taco Bell were forced to hide out in a locked bathroom in the early hours of New Year’s Eve when a man fired a gun through a drive-thru window over a missing portion of hot sauce. Police said the suspect yelled about the sauce before he fired multiple rounds at the Oklahoma City store, local station KFOR reported. The bullets missed employees, who took shelter as the man left his car and entered the store before “banging around” in the restaurant.
  • Armed Washington State Residents Stops Nail Gun Thieves

    01/03/2019 6:35:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the afternoon of 22 December, 2018, two young men decided to steal from a Coastal Farm & Ranch store in Marysville, Washington. Marysville is a town of about 60,000 population 35 miles north of Seattle. The two young men took nail guns worth about $3200 from the store, without paying. They did not expect opposition. Most stores teach their staff not to confront thieves. While it may prevent some lawsuits, it is an invitation to steal. In this case, concerned citizens worked to stop the blatant theft.  An impromptu militia of six formed up and surrounded the suspects'...
  • Gun toting citizens open fire on suspected shoplifters

    12/24/2018 7:21:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | Monday, December 24, 2018 12:25PM
    MARYSVILLE, Washington -- Armed shoppers shot out the tires of suspected shoplifters trying to make a getaway from a Washington store. Several people who work right next to the Coastal store are relieved that the accused shoplifters have been caught. But how things played out with the shots fired by armed citizens concerned them. Davene Tuninga said, "I think it's good that they did that, but yet what if there would've been kids around?" Police say two people took off with power tools from a Coastal store late Saturday afternoon. When they got to their car in the parking lot,...
  • What cops need to consider about armed citizens

    12/11/2018 6:43:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 97 replies
    Police One ^ | 30 November, 2018 | Mike Wood
    Armed citizens and police officers are natural allies, and teammates in the fight against crime. There is no segment of the community more supportive of law enforcement than their fellow citizens who are lawfully armed. So why are they accidentally killed by police with such distressing frequency? 2018 has been a tough year This has been a tough year for police and armed citizens alike. In 2018, we’ve seen a number of tragic mistakes made by police officers who shot and killed lawfully armed citizens in error, including a homeowner in Aurora, Colorado, a security guard in Chicago, Illinois, and...
  • South Carolina prison escapee shot dead by homeowner, other jail-breaker captured, cops say

    12/04/2018 6:48:45 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    <p>One inmate was shot dead by a homeowner and another escapee was captured soon after the pair engineered an ill-fated, early-morning prison break Tuesday from a facility in South Carolina, officials said.</p> <p>The Pickens County Sheriff's Office told FOX Carolina the two inmates escaped around 2:40 a.m. from the Pickens County Prison, located about 25 miles west of Greenville.</p>
  • South Carolina woman kills escaped jail inmate who kicked down her door, sheriff says

    12/04/2018 3:48:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    Hours after he and another inmate escaped jail after beating up a security guard, a South Carolina inmate was fatally shot after he broke into a woman’s house, officials said. Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was shot in the head by the woman after he kicked in her back door on Tuesday, according to Pickens County authorities. After he entered the home, McLaughlin grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the kitchen and headed toward the woman’s bedroom around 3 a.m. Sheriff Rick Clark said the woman was home alone and had undergone concealed weapons training at some point prior to the...
  • Prison Escapee Is Fatally Shot by Woman After He Breaks Into Her Home, Sheriff Says

    12/05/2018 1:53:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Matt Stevens
    A felon who escaped from a South Carolina prison early Tuesday morning and barged into a woman’s home was fatally shot by the homeowner in what the local sheriff described as a “shining example” of why people should own guns and know how to use them. ... At the news conference, Sheriff Clark called the homeowner a hero and emphasized the need for people — especially women — to get concealed weapons permits. “This is the shining example of what this lady did — took the time to get her C.W.P. and set herself up to be able to protect...
  • Guns Save Lives — Armed Citizens Thwart Active Shooters 94 Percent of the Time

    11/30/2018 7:14:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 11.28.18 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s a testimonial as to why “gun control” should mean hitting your target. While a study shows that 98 percent of mass shootings occur in “gun free” zones, a more recent study indicates how these events can be thwarted: by armed citizens. In fact, it finds that when such Americans are present, they have a 94-percent success rate at stopping or impeding active shooters.As the National Sentinel reports, referencing the FBI:A report by Jacob Paulsen at found that in 94 percent of cases, armed citizens successfully intervene during what the bureau calls “active shooter events,” which is defined by the FBI...
  • Gun owner helps save Missouri mother of 3 during violent attack after hearing (T)

    11/07/2018 12:08:39 PM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 11/7/2018 | Travis Fedschun
    Seadorf grabbed his registered 9-millimeter handgun and headed towards the screams. When he reached the source, he encountered Alarick Williams allegedly attacking a woman, who had some of her clothes ripped off, inside a car. The fight was occurring in front of the couple's three children, who were also in the vehicle.
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • WATCH: Mother of 3 Shoots Would-Be Robber

    11/03/2018 10:26:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 11/3/2018 | Timothy Meads
    Fox News reports a mother in South Carolina heroically sprang into action by shooting at a would-be robber after the home intruder threatened the lives of her family on Thursday night. Ashley Jones, a mother of three in Anderson County, SC, heard a loud banging on the door of her home. She then saw a man pounding on her glass sliding door near her kitchen. Jones quickly called 911 and grabbed her gun. Despite warning that she had a gun and was ready to use it, the criminal still kicked down her door. That is when Jones pulled the trigger...